Liberty Utilities presented a check to the City of Branson for $5,250 as part of an energy efficiency rebate for replacing City Hall’s 25-year old air conditioning system with a new energy-efficient model in May of 2020.
Past and projected repairs for the old unit made getting a replacement critical. City Hall employees are always looking for cost efficient ways to save taxpayers money. Finding this rebate program allowed the City to eliminate costly repeated repairs to the old unit, permanently reduce annual energy costs, and offset some of the costs of the new unit.
First year annual energy savings were calculated at 55,583 kWh at $0.10 per kWh, for a projected energy cost saving of $5,583.00 per year. Those savings, combined with the $5,250.00 rebate from Liberty Utilities means a $10,833.00 projected cost savings in just the first year of use.
Liberty Utilities Electric, Business and Community Development Manager, Junior Shook presented the rebate check to Mayor Edd Akers and Public Works & Engineering Director, Keith Francis on Monday, September 28, 2020, outside City Hall.
“HVAC systems are typically one of the largest energy users in a home or facility and replacing an aging system with a new one is a great financial choice. We’re proud to provide this energy efficiency rebate opportunity to the City of Branson, and we’re glad they made the decision to update their system,” said Shook. “We keep current rebate opportunities posted on our website, and we encourage our customers to take advantage of these opportunities and to invest in energy efficiency projects when they can.”
For more information on the City’s Public Works & Engineering Department, go to the City’s website.